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American West in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:53am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

13-16 February 2013
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 16 November 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:01pm
NEMLA 2013--Boston

This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

The Ambassadorship of Literature, a symposium at New York University, November 2-3, 2012

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 5:25pm
Greg Londe and Caroline Zoe Krzakowski, New York University

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

Pedagogies & the Profession

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 10:43am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2013) April 15-16, 2013 Gaza, Palestine

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 8:38am
Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza

Palestinian International Conference on Information and
Communication Technology (PICICT 2013)
April 15 - 16, 2013
Faculty of Information Technology
Islamic University of Gaza
Gaza, Palestine

The conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and practitioners to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, developments, applications and research results on all aspects of Information and communication Technology and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:10am
Nathan Waddell / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society

The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at wyndhamlewis2012@hotmail.co.uk by 1 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 4:02am
Durham University

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence
Durham University, 9-11 April 2013

'[T]he poets of the nineties were entirely missed out of my personal history […] I never read any of these people until it was much too late for me to get anything out of them'.

T.S. Eliot, letter to Ezra Pound, 1924

'[I]t was towards the end of my school days or in my first year or two at Harvard University [that] I was reading the poets of the 'nineties, who were the only poets […] who at that period of history seemed to have anything to offer me as a beginner'.

T.S. Eliot, Saltire Review, iv, 1957

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